Archive for Friday, September 14, 2012

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KU music professor to release CD set
September 14, 2012
Kansas University professor of music Steven Spooner is set to release an ambitious five-CD set of 16 piano recitals explores centuries of keyboard music, from the 18th century to today.
EMU Theatre to perform improv show
September 14, 2012
EMU is going improv.
New Lumberyard Arts Center show features found objects
September 14, 2012
Baldwin City’s Lumberyard Arts Center will host a new exhibit, “Object-ive Vision,” featuring works by Jim Sallenbach.
Audio-Reader to air ‘Winter’s Bone’
September 14, 2012
The Kansas Audio-Reader Network, a reading service for people who are blind or unable to read standard print, is participating in Read Across Lawrence by airing the featured book on the Audio-Reader Network.
Mo. museum displaying local artist’s photographic images
September 14, 2012
Lawrence artist Tim Forcade’s large-scale photographic images are on display in a solo exhibit at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Mo.
Theater’s season starts with ‘9 to 5’
11:36 p.m., September 14, 2012 Updated 10:15 a.m.
Theatre Lawrence will open its 36th season this week with “9 to 5: The Musical,” a comedy based on the 1980 hit movie that featured Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin.
TCU’s Patterson has ties to Kansas
September 14, 2012
Gary Patterson’s past is full of moments in Kansas.
Kansas vs. TCU: Tale of the tape
September 14, 2012
A look at Kansas University’s match-up with TCU.
Beware of the Frogs: Today marks TCU’s Big 12 debut
September 14, 2012
There are no plans to roll out the red carpet, offer baked goods or host a reception of any kind. In fact, as far as first meetings go, the Kansas University football team is hoping to make today’s Welcome to the Big 12 party for TCU one the Horned Frogs would like to forget.
1 dead in shooting at Truman Sports Complex
04:43 p.m., September 14, 2012 Updated 06:04 p.m.
Kansas City police are investigating a fatal shooting at the Truman Sports Complex as an attempted murder-suicide.
Eudora names acting fire chief following resignation
September 14, 2012
Eudora Fire Chief Chris Moore has resigned, effective Friday, said Eudora City Administrator John Harrenstein.
City offering compost for sale on two upcoming Saturdays
September 14, 2012
The first of two city of Lawrence compost sales this fall will be Saturday.
Journal-World, Sunflower Publishing offices moving from 609 to 645 New Hampshire St.
September 14, 2012
In a move that immediately benefits The World Company and in the long run creates exciting possibilities for downtown Lawrence, the Journal-World, the city’s leading news organization, is consolidating most of its staff and operations from two buildings into one.
Manhattan man drops challenge to Obama on state ballot
02:15 p.m., September 14, 2012 Updated 04:19 p.m.
A Kansas man says he’s dropping his objection to President Barack Obama being listed on the state’s November ballot.
Bomb threat at government building closes streets in downtown KC; no explosives found
01:58 p.m., September 14, 2012 Updated 04:22 p.m.
A suspicious vehicle is being investigated in downtown Kansas City after police said a man walked into a government building and said he was a terrorist.
Douglas County burn ban no longer in effect
September 14, 2012
The burn ban in place for unincorporated Douglas County since July 25 was lifted early Friday afternoon.
KANU marking 60 years of broadcasts
12:41 p.m., September 14, 2012 Updated 01:07 p.m.
It’s progressed from teaching painting over the airwaves to being a major player in Kansas media.
Festival of Cultures set for Sunday afternoon at South Park
September 14, 2012
Lawrence’s South Park will be the site of a tour of cultures this weekend.
Eudora police releasing few details about detonation of device found at apartment complex
September 14, 2012
Eudora police have few new details to release about a “suspicious device” found and later detonated Thursday afternoon at the Greenway Apartment complex, 1516 Greenway Drive, said Sgt. Chris Casagrande. staff’s Week 3 college football picks
September 14, 2012
The following are the Journal-World staffers’ picks for Week 3 of the college football season.
All-clears after bomb threats evacuate campuses at Texas, North Dakota
10:57 a.m., September 14, 2012 Updated 02:00 p.m.
Tens of thousands of people streamed off university campuses in Texas and North Dakota on Friday after telephoned bomb threats prompted officials to warn students and faculty to get away as quickly as possible. Both campuses eventually were deemed safe and reopened by early afternoon, as authorities worked to determine whether the threats were related.
State announces funds for recreational trails
September 14, 2012
State officials on Friday announced Kansas will have $2 million for recreational trails.
Protests against film spread in Mideast; 1 killed
September 14, 2012
Angry demonstrations against an anti-Islam film spread to their widest extent yet around the Middle East and other Muslim countries Friday. Protesters smashed into the German Embassy in the Sudanese capital and set part of it on fire and climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, waving an Islamist banner.
US official: Marine team sent to Yemen
September 14, 2012
An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen’s capital Friday in the wake of violence and protests at the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon said.
Kansas counties try to recoup losses from DMV system
September 14, 2012
The state plans to reimburse Kansas counties for some of the costs incurred after a new motor vehicle system was installed, but some county officials say it won’t be enough to recoup thousands of dollars spent on overtime and hiring new employees to deal with the problems.
Around and About for Sept. 8, 2012
September 14, 2012
Kaitlin McLoud, a 2012 Lawrence Free State High School, has accepted an $800 Hays City Silver Academic Award from Fort Hays State University for the 2012-2013 academic year.
12-year-old Kansas boy held on rape charges
September 14, 2012
A 12-year-old northeast Kansas boy is charged with rape and sodomy in Brown County.
Appeals court sets hearing in Haysville doctor’s case
September 14, 2012
A federal appeals court has set the date for arguments on behalf of a Kansas doctor and his wife convicted in a moneymaking conspiracy linked to 68 overdose deaths.
Town Talk: Therapeutic autism ranch may develop south of Lawrence; Knology e-mail issues resolved; Lawrence lands on Mother Earth list; tree cutting near Kaw levee
September 14, 2012
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
First Bell: Project Graduation looking for organizers; Perry-Lecompton celebrates Constitution Day; Dole archive goes online for students
September 14, 2012
News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County.
Lawrence High volleyball sweeps home triangular
September 14, 2012
Caitlin Broadwell knows her serving routine sounds weird, but she isn’t about to mess with what works.
Lions hope to halt high-powered Olathe East ground game
September 14, 2012
Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd has seen two different football teams rack up yardage and touchdowns against his Lions, so he can’t help feeling troubled about tonight’s opponent, Olathe East.
Firebirds host state champ Olathe South in home opener
September 14, 2012
It is Free State High football coach Bob Lisher’s job to have his team prepared to win each and every week.
Center costs
September 14, 2012
To the editor: The plans for a new recreation center don’t seem reasonable to me. There are some questions that come to mind. Where does the $24 million the city would need to commit to the center come from in the tough economic times? What about the other needs of the city, such as the $40 million for improvements in the police department? How about the rent money for the library for a place to move to while the old one is being renovated?
Not better off
September 14, 2012
To the editor: In a letter about whether this country is “better off” today vs. 2008 by Steve Bruner (Public Forum, Sept. 5), I, for one, strongly disagree. Perhaps some individuals are doing better, but certainly not the country and overall economy.
Bond issue
September 14, 2012
The Lawrence school district is getting the ball rolling toward a bond election next spring.
25 years ago: Sunflowers, poetry, music help conclude River City Reunion
September 14, 2012
With a single sunflower resting on the seat beside him, Allen Ginsberg concluded the River City Reunion with a reading of “Howl.”
40 years ago: City split on NW annexation; KU students rally for inclusion in chancellor selection process
September 14, 2012
An election was coming up to decide if the area should be removed from the city limits.
Regional prep sports roundups: Sept. 14
September 14, 2012
High school sports notes and highlights from around the region.
City golfers battle rough elements, tough field at Lawrence Invitational
September 14, 2012
Golfers from Free State and Lawrence high schools had more than the region’s top programs to contend with Thursday at Alvamar. Morning wind and afternoon rain impacted a lot of scores at the Lawrence Invitational.
Royals lose 4-3 to Twins in 10 innings
September 14, 2012
The Kansas City Royals had dropped only two games all year when leading after eight innings. By the end of the day, that number was up to three.
Lions soccer beats Shawnee Mission Northwest, 1-0
September 14, 2012
Parker Davies scored off an assist by Robert Lyan four minutes into the game, and Lawrence High’s boys soccer team defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest, 1-0, on Thursday night at LHS.
Firebirds soccer loses to Shawnee Mission West in two overtimes
September 14, 2012
The Free State boys soccer team took Shawnee Mission West to two overtimes, but fell, 1-0, on Thursday at the Shawnee Mission District Soccer Complex.
Free State volleyball sweeps Shawnee Mission South tri
September 14, 2012
The Free State volleyball team stayed perfect in Sunflower League play with two victories on Thursday at the Shawnee Mission South triangular.
How should U.S. respond to violence?
September 14, 2012 in print edition on A8
The violent attacks on the U.S. missions in Cairo, Egypt, and Benghazi, Libya — where a top U.S. diplomat was killed, are far too important to be reduced to fodder in a campaign debate.
Jayhawks focused on fixing passing attack
September 14, 2012
Kansas University senior Daymond Patterson didn’t hide his frustration when asked how he would grade KU’s receivers through two games this season.
Details needed
September 14, 2012
To the editor: At the Democratic National Convention, Stacey Lihn provided moving personal insight into her family’s positive experience with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). Stacey talked about how her 2-year-old daughter, Zoe, survived a congenital heart defect due to the fact that the Affordable Care Act removed lifetime limits for health insurance. Zoe’s health challenges are far from over, but their family can find comfort and relief in the knowledge that she will continue to receive the vital health care she needs to live, grow, and prosper.
ABC reboots Friday ‘news’; Fox loses ‘Touch’
September 14, 2012
The Friday fall season begins to take shape. ABC launches its evening of all-nonfiction fare, straddling the line between faux-reality and entertainment-enhanced “news.” The entertaining ideas featured on “Shark Tank” (7 p.m.) include a novel way of checking coats, a solution to bedbugs and a belt buckle that holds beverages. Classy.
100 years ago: A reminder for fashion-conscious men: No straw hats after Sept. 15!
September 14, 2012
“The man who ventures out on the streets after tonight with a straw hat on is in danger of being hauled before the bar of judgment and made to explain his conduct.”
Horoscopes for Sept. 14
September 14, 2012
For Friday, Sept. 14: The New Moon is close to your birthday, which allows you to manifest your desires. You need to understand what you want to create in order to use this lunar power to the max. If you are single, you do not need to worry — you will have many suitors. If you are attached, the two of you relate well as always, though you might be accused of being too me-oriented.